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Mister Tee on XC Skis
25/6/22 - 10:12pm
snowgum: Crazy? Where are they plonking all that slush-puppy snow? The toboggan run?
The bb web site actually says they have not groomed the cross country ski trails and do not know what state they are in.Some people pay to ski there. wtaf?!
Mister Tee on XC Skis
25/6/22 - 10:09pm
travelislife: Was anyone up there today? Only 2 ‘lifts’! Why no tank hill? Why no big hill carpet? School holidays and only the small magic carpet and half of hut run. Nuts.
Death by planned neglect .
snowgum
25/6/22 - 10:09pm
travelislife: Was anyone up there today? Only 2 ‘lifts’! Why no tank hill? Why no big hill carpet? School holidays and only the small magic carpet and half of hut run. Nuts.
Crazy? Where are they plonking all that slush-puppy snow? The toboggan run?
travelislife
25/6/22 - 10:06pm
Was anyone up there today? Only 2 ‘lifts’! Why no tank hill? Why no big hill carpet? School holidays and only the small magic carpet and half of hut run. Nuts.
bawbawbel
25/6/22 - 9:17pm
djam: or when it was really stuck, that was where you got out and walked.
And nobody complained. Even when skiers in jeans were turning solid waiting for the new chair down. They got priority loading depending on the volume of their chattering teeth. :)
djam
24/6/22 - 11:55pm
Baw Baw Bear: I remember as child riding in the back of those Chevy Blitz. Also when they got stuck in the snow all the dads would get out and push . Still remember the noise they made ..
or when it was really stuck, that was where you got out and walked.
Baw Baw Bear
24/6/22 - 7:43pm
I have some super 8 movies from the sixties and when the buses and chairlift used to run. If anyone could help show me how to post them here Cheers
Baw Baw Bear
24/6/22 - 7:37pm
Rick Ross Da Boss:
Here’s an old slide a guy I work with dug up,early 70’s he thinks. What a weapon of a vehicle! Not to mention the tree in the background….
I remember as child riding in the back of those Chevy Blitz. Also when they got stuck in the snow all the dads would get out and push . Still remember the noise they made ..
Mister Tee on XC Skis
24/6/22 - 3:51pm
snowgum: No, I suspect only a few MPs ski regularly (as Thwaites did) but very few would do the xc / BB type trip. Wrong demographic! To be fair, if Libs got in I doubt theyd plough money into BB. They'd tender and it would probably go to a Lib mate (all parties do it!) Bb really needs major Govt funding to make it more commercially viable. In this post Covid - large deficit - era, I just dont see the Govt / any Govt funding big game changing infrastructure. Its not AFL or Cricket, Tennis, Golf or Grand Prix (f1) and its too far from Mel to win votes! Now if Gina R or Twiggy left a bequest??
Some people are beyond redemption After they expire even if they did leave their squillion dollars behind to help the environment/the arts/skiing/human rights etc.. Someone like Gina Reinhardt leaving Money behind to help make skiing viable for poor people in Moe and Warragul seems unlikely.
snowgum
24/6/22 - 3:36pm
Mister Tee on XC Skis: S and W .Gippsland skiers should not allow BB to go the way of Mt. Buffalo( on mothballs/ cactus/ decomissioned/ death by planned neglect ) without a fight. I think they should get cracking while an election in Vic. is around the corner in November 2022. .The trouble is the state ALP have only one or two seats outside of the Melb. metro zone so they simply don't care. Moreover Dictator Dan has probably never skied in his life which is odd because he comes from Wangaratta.He doesn't look like an outdoors fitness and recreation kind of person to me at all.
No, I suspect only a few MPs ski regularly (as Thwaites did) but very few would do the xc / BB type trip. Wrong demographic! To be fair, if Libs got in I doubt theyd plough money into BB. They'd tender and it would probably go to a Lib mate (all parties do it!) Bb really needs major Govt funding to make it more commercially viable. In this post Covid - large deficit - era, I just dont see the Govt / any Govt funding big game changing infrastructure. Its not AFL or Cricket, Tennis, Golf or Grand Prix (f1) and its too far from Mel to win votes! Now if Gina R or Twiggy left a bequest??
chriscross
24/6/22 - 3:28pm
Golfer.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
24/6/22 - 2:33pm
snowgum: There’s no long-term vision for BB. It’s all rehashing (& sometimes refurbishing) the old infrastructure for a few more years. Bb could further into that mythical chairlift that’s never happened. Possibly bid for a fixed grip quad in reasonable Nic. Fund it with some if that Regional Development / AKA ‘Sports Rorts’ $s to cover the expense. & Buy 2 or 3 more slushy machines for guaranteed top to bottom cover, and maybe buy an extra groomer if they’re struggling these days? And add a decent wind/solar power station - & investigate hydro - it work for Stirling, admittedly at a very small scale. Sth & West Gippsland (& SE metro) needs BB fully functional- time for the Government to listen. Does anyone know what the local state MP, BB shire & Latrobe City councils think about the future of BB? If it was an attraction in the northeast Alps & valleys, CoWang & Wodonga, Indigo & Alpine shires would be banging the gong! :deadhorse:
S and W .Gippsland skiers should not allow BB to go the way of Mt. Buffalo( on mothballs/ cactus/ decomissioned/ death by planned neglect ) without a fight. I think they should get cracking while an election in Vic. is around the corner in November 2022. .The trouble is the state ALP have only one or two seats outside of the Melb. metro zone so they simply don't care. Moreover Dictator Dan has probably never skied in his life which is odd because he comes from Wangaratta.He doesn't look like an outdoors fitness and recreation kind of person to me at all.
snowgum
24/6/22 - 1:48pm
bawbawbel: In 2011 there was a dryslope tubing park top of ex chairlift run. Probably typical one season effort. Maintain what is there before a pissed off patron sues for a fortune.
There’s no long-term vision for BB. It’s all rehashing (& sometimes refurbishing) the old infrastructure for a few more years. Bb could further into that mythical chairlift that’s never happened. Possibly bid for a fixed grip quad in reasonable Nic. Fund it with some if that Regional Development / AKA ‘Sports Rorts’ $s to cover the expense. & Buy 2 or 3 more slushy machines for guaranteed top to bottom cover, and maybe buy an extra groomer if they’re struggling these days? And add a decent wind/solar power station - & investigate hydro - it work for Stirling, admittedly at a very small scale. Sth & West Gippsland (& SE metro) needs BB fully functional- time for the Government to listen. Does anyone know what the local state MP, BB shire & Latrobe City councils think about the future of BB? If it was an attraction in the northeast Alps & valleys, CoWang & Wodonga, Indigo & Alpine shires would be banging the gong! :deadhorse:
bawbawbel
24/6/22 - 11:29am
In 2011 there was a dryslope tubing park top of ex chairlift run. Probably typical one season effort. Maintain what is there before a pissed off patron sues for a fortune.
snowgum
24/6/22 - 10:24am
Mister Tee on XC Skis: We are doomed . Just go skiing.
You mean until CC screws that up too! :eek: :ski:
Mister Tee on XC Skis
24/6/22 - 9:27am
snowgum: Our logging policy is so screwed. Contractors and Vicforests are screaming about 2030, when they are there predecessors have decades of access to e biggest and most lucrative stands of ash. Sure fires have made a big (huge) dent in future logging activity. But logging should have been reduced in volume eons ago (they had the maps and the date!) and brought back to a more sustainable, less catastrophic levels ages ago. But corporate and individual greed trumps the environment and our kids future every time. It’s tragic.
We are doomed . Just go skiing.
snowgum
24/6/22 - 12:41am
Mister Tee on XC Skis: The Whitelaw tree is being subjected to logging within 200 M. of it. It is one of the biggest trees in the state of Vic..
Our logging policy is so screwed. Contractors and Vicforests are screaming about 2030, when they are there predecessors have decades of access to e biggest and most lucrative stands of ash. Sure fires have made a big (huge) dent in future logging activity. But logging should have been reduced in volume eons ago (they had the maps and the date!) and brought back to a more sustainable, less catastrophic levels ages ago. But corporate and individual greed trumps the environment and our kids future every time. It’s tragic.
djam
23/6/22 - 10:08pm
I expect that would be the sixties, I think those ex army trucks had all gone by the 70's. Newer purpose build buses replaced them. I used to sit next to the driver as a kid, just behind the flap (slide reversed) the guy in blue might be buttoning up, there was a small shelf there for the chains. The location looks like the Mil with the road up on the right.
Mister Tee on XC Skis
23/6/22 - 8:39pm
snowgum: That was not meat to be a smiley face, thinking of clear-felling. :rolleyes: :(
The Whitelaw tree is being subjected to logging within 200 M. of it. It is one of the biggest trees in the state of Vic..
snowgum
23/6/22 - 7:53pm
snowgum: They grow em big on Bawbs! (Or did before wide-scale clear-felling ). :)-(
That was not meat to be a smiley face, thinking of clear-felling. :rolleyes: :(

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